Good Tuesday morning, Alexandria!
⛅ Today’s weather: Partly cloudy throughout the day. High of 47 and low of 35.
☔ Tomorrow: Rain throughout the day. High of 51 and low of 36. Sunrise at 7:21 am and sunset at 5:21 pm.
🚨 You need to know
Gary Oelze, longtime owner of legendary music venue The Birchmere, has died at 80 years old, Zebra first reported.
Oelze was hired as a manager at a restaurant in Shirlington that would reopen as The Birchmere in 1966. It was a successful lunch business, Zebra wrote, but Oelze added the music focus to boost nighttime business. Oelze even played in the restaurant’s first band.
REST IN PEACE GARY OELZE FOUNDER, LEADER, FRIEND 1943-2023
OBITUARY: Gary Oelze, 80, Visionary Owner of The Birchmere Music Hall, Dies https://t.co/eRA0MoCVUj
— The Birchmere (@thebirchmere) January 23, 2023
📈 Monday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Jan 23, 2023.
- Notes: Widening planned for Alexandria and Arlington portion of Mount Vernon Trail (975 views)
- With Alexandria seeing more residential development conversions, city leaders discuss pushing for greater ‘voluntary’ contributions (595 views)
- Alexandria teachers want smaller classes and bigger raises (534 views)
- Bonaventure puts former Del Ray gas station and office space on market for $3.3 million | ALXnow (364 views)
🗞 Other local coverage
- New Deli to Open on King Street in February
Alexandria Living (Monday @ 10:28 pm)
- Dr. Vivek Sinha Informs Public About Prevalent Winter Respiratory Illnesses
Zebra (Monday @ 9:51 pm)
- Birchmere owner Gary Oelze dies at 80
Alexandria Times (Monday @ 9:37 pm)
- Local Surrealism Tattoo Artist Welcomes Miami Guest Artist to Studio February 18-25
Zebra (Monday @ 8:50 pm)
- In Need of Special Education Teachers, ACPS Partners With GWU for New Program
Zebra (Monday @ 4:40 pm)
- Why Does History Matter? Send Historic Alexandria Your Thoughts in Annual Survey
Zebra (Monday @ 3:29 pm)
- OBITUARY: Gary Oelze, 80, Visionary Owner of The Birchmere Music Hall, Dies
Zebra (Monday @ 3:07 pm)
- Some Alexandria Services Moving To New Mark Center Facility
Patch (Monday @ 3:01 pm)
- Collective Bargaining Agreement Funds Up For City Council Approval
Patch (Monday @ 10:50 am)
🐦 Tweets of note
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— Alexandria Transportation & Environmental Services (@AlexandriaVATES) January 23, 2023
📅 Upcoming events
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It was another busy week in Alexandria. The fallout of Wilson’s announcement that he would not run for reelection continues, with two City Council members — Vice Mayor Amy Jackson…
A small but dedicated team of volunteers spent last Saturday clearing trash from Holmes Run near the Charles Beatley Library. The City of Alexandria celebrated twelve volunteers who helped in…
With the advent of virtual learning in public schools during the Covid pandemic, it seemed like snow days would become a thing of the past. In late 2021, Alexandria said…
A 4 BD/4.5 BA brick townhome with four finished levels, multiple fireplaces and a brick patio is included in Just Listed.
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Get ready to Shake, Rattle and Roll with this one-of-a-kind, high-octane rockabilly concert experience! Rockabilly Rumble is the all-new, musical experience celebrating the southern rock music that exploded on the scene in the 1950s. Organized by Alexandria City High School Alum and pro-musician Sam C. Jones, this band of world-class performers will have you dancing in your Blue Suede Shoes all night long with songs made famous by Bo Ridley, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and more. Relive their most popular hits, along with some forgotten gems. “Rockabilly Rumble” is a dance-worthy, foot stomping evening you’ll never forget!
This show is 21+ only.
YOU MUST HAVE A VALID PHYSICAL ID. A PICTURE OF YOUR ID IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.